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i need youlike a person requires air

when they’re drowning,

requires nourishment 

when they’re starving,

requires a surge of beats

when their heart is slowing



i did not intend to ever feel

a love that held such a

powerful control over my very existence

that it fuels me in the most

unexpected direction. a love

that would withstand loss

and still beat on. a love

that surpasses time, life, and death.

how could your brief touch

spark a miracle. how could you lay

beside another and still, my heart

pulls and pushes me to you.

how could one kiss erase

a lifetime of reality and place a heart

in its rightful place.


anchored in the sunrise,

you’re my miracle.


-Allison Ryder